Next meeting at 5.30 pm on Monday 16th November
Attendance: Members plus guests and speaker.
Toast: Rob Brangwin toasted the Magpies for their win and holding on to the Ranfurly Shield.
TWO-MINUTE TALK – David Smith spoke about Rotary Fellowship.
One of the wonderful aspects of being a Rotarian is the opportunity to join one of the many International Rotary Fellowships. There are dozens of Fellowships. No matter what your interest, your hobby, your vocation or your sport, there is likely to be a Rotary Fellowship for you. Golf, photography, genealogy, flying, soccer, travel, sailing, whiskey appreciation, fishing, brewing, rugby, cycling – and the list goes on and on. At the last count, there are 97 active fellowships that you could join.
The International Fellowships welcome anyone who has an association with Rotary. You have all heard of the International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians – there are many in this club who, along with their partners, are members. For Raeanne and myself, this has resulted in a large network of friends from all around the North Island and also several contacts of like-minded folk overseas. There is another Fellowship I belong to, which I really enjoy. It is the International Fellowship of Radio Amateurs of Rotary – known as ROAR. I’ve been interested in radio for 60 years, but have never before socialised with others who pursue this hobby.
The members of the fellowship keep in touch via short-wave radio, digital radio, Zoom, emails and newsletters. Each Sunday evening a small group of Rotarians from New Zealand, Australia, France and England, meet on the airwaves to discuss what our Rotary clubs are doing.
At 8 am on Monday mornings, a world-wide group meet via Zoom. This is a convenient time for most of the members – it is Sunday evening in Europe and Sunday afternoon in North and South America. The Australians arrive in their pyjamas – for most of them, it is 6 am.
Those attending our ROAR fellowship meetings are all interesting and knowledgeable men and women. They include professors, retired military officers, doctors, engineers, teachers, a church minister, business leaders and others. Through fellowships you meet interesting people, you make friends, you learn stuff, you can have a great time. If you want to investigate a Rotary Fellowship related to your personal interests, or perhaps the interests of your partner, have a look at the Rotary web site for details https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships.
GUEST SPEAKER – The speaker this week was Wayne Forest (pictured above). Wayne is an International Transformational Speaker and Life Mastery Coach. His story began after a rugby injury as a 25-year-old at Porongahau in CHB. He severely dislocated his neck and became a C4 paraplegic. Initially, Wayne couldn’t do anything for himself, like feeding or toileting but by setting himself goals, like driving, he chose to be positive and not the angry young man he could have been if he’d chosen a different road. He has done a huge variety of things, like paragliding off Te Mata peak.
Top Team Challenge
Being held on the 21st November at Mitre10 Park. Requiring 25 – 30 volunteers from about 9.00am to 4.00pm. The tasks involve score-keeping and time-keeping for each team as they come through each station. There will be approx 16 stations and some will have two people. All funds raised on the day go to Brain Injury Hawke’s Bay and will be used in this community. At the end of the day, there will be beverages and snacks plus a live band. Please let Kevin Longman know if you can help.
Te Mata Peak – Zigzag track up to the summit.
Estimated 200 hours of volunteer work to get completed prior to Xmas 2020. Charlie will keep us updated.
The trailer raffle is running now and the list of people who have committed to helping this week has been emailed to all members. Please check if you are on this roster. If for some reason you can’t meet your time, please arrange a replacement. Please let David Smith or Jessica Duffy know if you are able to help out with the Raffle over the next few weeks.
PARTING THOUGHT – Rob Brangwin – With lots of disinformation out in the media, ask yourself who benefits from the information if you are unsure how true it is.
Duties (as at Rotary Bulletin 9-November-2020)
Please note these arrangements: If you are rostered on for duty but find you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement for yourself. Once this is done, email Stephen Randal at email@example.com and advise him of the change.
|DATE||16th November||23rd November||30th November|
|Event/Speaker||Rotary Meeting |
|Grace and Badges||Hann||Jopling|
|2 Minute Talk||McArdle||Massey|
|Vote of Thanks||Konig||Longman||Giddens|
The photo is of the hillside close to the Redwoods which was cleared earlier this year. Our club members did magnificent work in undertaking guard duty to keep the public away from the area whilst felling was in progress. Notice that the replanting is well underway. It is impressive to see that they have even planted shrubs and flax amongst the slash waste.
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